I get together with a small group of girlfriends about every 18 months for a swap party. We all bring our too big or too small clothes or the ones that just don't work for us individually and we swap. My awesome bright red spring coat came from my friend Liz the first year of the swap and my new jeans (tags still on!) came from my friend Ann this year. Everyone brings their bundle, we have wine and nibblies, and we "shop" each other's closets. At the end of the swap all the leftovers go to a local charity.
|Balsamic Onion Jam|
Best Grilled Cheese ~ amounts per sandwich
2 slices Morel Brioche
1 tablespoon Onion Jam
1 tablespoon creamed mushrooms*
2 slices bacon
1/4 cup baby spinach
3 small slices brie
*OK - so creamed mushrooms are something I generally have in the fridge. I almost always have leftovers when I am making them for a dish. I mince my mushrooms very fine so they are a spreadable consistency and use them on salads, on bread as an appetizer, in pastas, or on pizza. For an example of how to make them check out this post. If you don't want to go to the trouble for one sandwich you can saute sliced mushrooms in the bacon fat instead.
Slice in half, fend off your friends, take a bite and wonder if you've died and gone to heaven. Take a sip of wine. Savor the grilled cheese stuffed with caramelized oniony, earthy mushroomy, achingly melty brie goodness. Admit it. Best grilled cheese you ever ate.
|Bacon & brie & mushrooms, oh my!|